In Bnei Brak on Sunday night the 6th of Kislev, HaRav Shmuel
Amram, the principal of the kollel Nezer HaTorah Ohel
Meir, passed away at the age of 75. He had long been an
educator and teacher of Torah.
HaRav Amram grew up in Tel Aviv, in a house that was
saturated with pure faith and love of Torah. His parents'
home was a beacon of light to all who lived in its vicinity
and it acted as a fortress against all the foreign winds that
were blowing at that time and unfortunately did a great deal
HaRav Shmuel would often mention how fortunate he had been to
have merited being in close contact with the gedolei hador
such as the Chazon Ish, the Steipler and HaRav Shach,
zt"l, amongst others.
Already in his youth HaRav Shmuel was active in spreading
Torah and setting up yeshivas, especially for the Sephardim.
In 1955 he established Yeshivat HaRambam and Beit Yosef in
Tel Aviv, and in 1973 he established a yeshiva for the
immigrants of Bucharia in Bnei Brak. He toiled for many years
with great selflessness to draw youth closer to Torah and
fear of G-d. Indeed he also served as the rav of the Beit
Knesset for Bucharim in Bnei Brak and inspired his
congregants with his weekly lectures.
For many years he was the principal of the talmud Torah
and school of the Chinuch Atzmai, first in Ramat Hasharon
and then in Hertzlia. With his many talents and unique
personality he would not stand for any compromise and the
institutions flourished under his care and guidance.
With the demise of his parents, together with his brother he
established, according to the will of his mother, a kollel
in their home. He worked tirelessly and selflessly to
support the kollel, traveling abroad for extensive
periods of time. Whenever he was abroad he would use the
opportunity to encourage people in their service of Hashem
and collecting money became of only secondary importance.
Indeed he had unprecedented success and influenced many
people to come closer to their Father in Heaven.
In his last years his pure faith in Hashem was even more
apparent as he experienced terrible suffering and yet
accepted it all with peace and love, never uttering a word of
He was eulogized by HaRav Yaakov Eidelstein the rov of Ramat
Hasharon, his brother HaRav Yehuda who is the rosh kollel
of Nezer HaTorah, HaRav Diskin, rosh yeshivas Orchos
Torah and by his son-in-law Rav Zohar. They all stressed
HaRav Shmuel's mesirut nefesh, love of Torah and
He is survived by his wife who stood behind him with absolute
selflessness all these years, and by his son, daughters and
sons-in-law and their families who are all continuing in his